From: Vicente Junior Ponteras
Category: Capitol News
Gov. Alfredo Marañon led in the awarding of Outstanding Farmers and Fisher folks during the Pasidungog sa Panguma, Pangisda kag Pangkasapatan awarding ceremony held at the Panaad Stadium, Saturday.
The event, spearheaded by the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist and the Provincial Veterinary Office, is one of the main events of the nine-day Panaad sa Negros Festival 2017.
It recognizes outstanding individuals and associations involved in agricultural productivity, highlighting their contribution as partners of the government in implementing various programs in the development of the province’s priority agenda on food security.
Gov. Marañon lauded the awardees for their passion and dedication in agricultural productivity.
The awards were given to outstanding farmers, fishermen, livestock raisers, indigenous cultural community, women and youth involved in agriculture, agricultural organizations, local government unit implementers and partners, students, and persons with disabilities who received cash prizes, trophies and certificates.
The awardees were Felicisimo Pajanconi (rice farmer), Bikee Cabaluna (seed grower for rice), Ben Ayco (corn farmer), Lee Aplaon (high value crop farmer – vegetable), Reneboy Sombria (high value crop farmer – fruits), Antonio Jesus Orbina (coconut farmer), Roy Rivera (entrepreneur), Delia Edianel (single mother practicing agriculture), and Benjie Naro (person with disability practicing agriculture), Rosie Alit (NFUCIP farmer for rice), Rosely Basalan (NFUCIP farmer for Corn).
The Hinigaran Municipal & Agricultural & Fishery Council was named Outstanding MAFC, Kabankalan Agricultural & Fishery Council – Outstanding CAFC, Marikudo Ati Community – Outstanding Indigenous Cultural Community, Efren Teodoro Family – Outstanding Farm Family, CASA Agrarian Reform Cooperative – Outstanding Small Farmer Organization, Bagonbon Small Farmers Association – Outstanding Cluster Association with Highest NFUCIP Enrollees, and Gil Montilla SWISA was named Outstanding Small Water Irrigation System Association.
In the Fisheries Category, the awardees were Jorge Elemento (fisherfolk), Ramy Entierro (tilapia fish farmer), Ruel Libo-on, Sr. (bangus fish farmer), Kalipay Small Fishermen Association (fisherfolk organization), Silay City Bantay Dagat (bantay dagat task force City), Ilog Bantay Dagat (bantay dagat task force Municipal category), Wilson Alico Family (fisherfolk family), Hinoba-an Fisheries & Aquatic Resources Mgt. Council (FARMC).
For the Women & Youth Category, the awardees were Ricky Dalgontas (young farmer), Josefina Tizo (rural woman), Green Earth 4H Club (young farmer organization), and Hacienda Nasipunan Women’s Association RIC of Brgy. 13 (RIC).
Other awardees were Ma. Teresa Gasataya (backyard egg producer), Ernesto Mendoza (backyard swine raiser), Jaime Encabo, Jr. (beef cattle raiser), Elmo Carbajosa (dairy cattle raiser), Hermano Percival (carabao raiser), Joseph Pasague (duck raiser), Joselito Montinola (free range chicken raiser), BM Samson Mirhan (goat raiser), Ruel Rodrigues (sheep raiser), Dr. Romeo Agraviador Jr. (integrated framing practitioner), Fritzie Dolocanog (livestock and poultry entrepreneur), Atty. Henry Yap (animal tourism advocate), Lorie Pinsoy (most innovative animal raiser), Elmer Reyes, Jr. (technician in artificial insemination – large animals), Albert Javier (technician in artificial insemination – swine), Mary Ann Nitor & Family (livestock production), Kabankalan Animal Breeding and Genetic Improvement Center (LGU animal breeding center), Hinobaan Breeding and Pasture Development Center (LGU on pasture development), Cauayan Hog Raisers Association (association in animal genetic improvement), La Castellana Hog Raisers Association (association in animal product development), Kabankalan Poultry and Livestock Marketing Cooperative (animal livelihood program), Pulupandan Paravet Association (animal health services)./Capitol News